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Accessibility Statement


If you use Chrome as your Web browser and have difficulty viewing the PDF files on the OGIS website, try using another browser. We are aware of the difficulty Chrome users may have viewing the PDFs on our website and are working to resolve it. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities.We believe that our web site complies with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998, and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Alternate Access to Web Information

If the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please

  • e-mail us at ogis@nara.gov
  • write to us at:
      National Archives and Records Administration
      Office of Government Information Services
      8601 Adelphi Road - OGIS
      College Park, Maryland 20740-6001
  • call us at 202-741-5770 or 1-877-684-6448
  • fax your comments to us at 202-741-5769
  • To allow us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please let us know:

    1. The nature of your accessibility issue.
    2. The preferred format in which to receive the material.
    3. The Web address (URL) of the material with which you are having difficulty.
    4. Your contact information.
    Documents on our website are in many formats. The primary file types we use are

    Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Images

    Generally, we use HTML. In creating HTML documents, we follow Section 508 standards; for example, we include alternate text to describe graphics.

    Adobe Acrobat Reader and Portable Document Format (PDF) Files

    Our website also contains documents in Adobe Portable Document Format ® (PDF). Most PDF files will be accessible to those who use assistive technology such as screen readers. Some legacy or software-created PDF files may not be accessible. If you are experiencing difficulty reading any PDF files on our site, please contact us.

    For detailed, up-to-date information about Acrobat Reader or the PDF format, visit Adobe Systems Inc.

    What Are PDF Files?

    Adobe Acrobat File IconPortable Document Format (PDF) is a computer file format, developed by Adobe Systems, Inc., that allows authors to exchange documents among different computer systems, while preserving the documents' typography and page layout.

    How do I Get Started?

    Adobe Acrobat LogoTo read or print a file in PDF format, you must install on your computer the Acrobat Reader program, published by Adobe Systems, Inc. Acrobat Reader is free, and there are no restrictions on its copying or distribution. Acrobat Reader works as a standalone application, or as a plug-in within Netscape Navigator or MS Internet Explorer.